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Posted: 12/13/2013

Department of Land and Natural Resources
State Historic Preservation Division

The State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) is Hawaii's SHPO. It has the state governmental functions created by the United States federal government in 1966 under Section 101 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).The purposes of a SHPO include surveying and recognizing historic properties, reviewing nominations for properties to be included in the National Register of Historic Places, reviewing undertakings for the impact on the properties as well as supporting federal organizations, state and local governments, and private sector. SHPD also administers Hawaii's state historic preservation regulation. HRS Chapter 6E

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Kapolei, HI

Duties Summary: This position is responsible for the review, guidance and support of the Construction Improvement Projects (CIP); demolition and alteration projects from the City and County; review of State and Federal projects, as assigned; conducting of surveys and inventories of buildings and structures within the State of Hawaii on an annual basis to maintain and update the State Historic Preservation Division's (SHPD) State inventory of historic properties (SIHP).

Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be citizens, permanent resident aliens, or nationals of the United States. Non-citizens with unrestricted employment authorization from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service may also apply.

Knowledge: Applicable State and Federal preservation laws, regulations and standards; the National Historic Preservation Act, Chapter 6E, HRS and the Secretary of Interior's Guidelines for historic preservation; American and Hawaiian buildings; and development history in Hawaii.

Skills/Abilities: Prioritize in a stressful environment; read and interpret maps and architectural plans; plan survey programs; work with the public and address competing agendas; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal agencies, professional or lay groups, public officials, and the general public.

Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Architectural History, History or Historic Preservation.

Specialized Experience Requirements: One (1) year of historic preservation or historic architecture experience is required. It is preferred that at least two (2) years of historic preservation work and experience working with a State Historic Preservation Office.

Substitutions Allowed:

1. A Master's degree in Architecture, Architectural History or Historic Preservation may substitute for one (1) year of experience.

2. A Doctorate degree in Architecture, Architectural History or Historic Preservation may substitute for two (2) years of experience.

License Requirement: Applicants must possess a valid license, type 3 or higher, to drive in the State of Hawaii.

Physical/Mental Requirements: Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation. Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The State of Hawaii is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.
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How to apply
Submit resumes to: Department of Land and Natural Resources Personnel Office Attn: Ms. Marissa Nishimura 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 231 Honolulu, HI 96813 Please also complete and submit an Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment (HRD 278). Applications can be found at: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/jobs/. Position number is 100378. THERE ARE TWO SEPARATE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN POSITIONS AVAILABLE. YOU MUST APPLY TO THEM SEPARATELY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH. NOTE THE POSITION NUMBER (100378) Direct all inquiries regarding this position to: Ms. Alexis Caramonte Phone: (808) 692-8036 Monday Friday, 7:45 am 4:30 pm (HST) NOTE: The State Recruiting Office will refer you to the Department of Land and Natural Resources regarding this exempt position.
Alexis Carramonte
Phone: (808) 692-8036

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